US firm Dematic has confirmed its commitment to the UK and North European market with the opening of its new head office in Oxfordshire.

Located in Adderbury, the building houses a training academy, conference facilities, a 24/7 customer response centre, and a live exhibition showroom for demonstrating warehouse automation technology.

The move sees the firm’s 150 office-based staff transfer from the company’s previous headquarters in Banbury to the 49,000ft² building.

Facilities include 23 meeting rooms and a training academy with touch screens, interactive boards and video conferencing facilities.

At the opening ceremony John Baysore, Dematic president and CEO, said: “These are exciting times for Dematic. The warehouse automation sector is making great strides in developing the technology required to meet the challenges of the omni-channel revolution and Industry 4.0. Automation, artificial intelligence and robotics have pivotal roles to play in fulfilling those needs."

Image (left to right): Frank Herzog, executive vice President finance & CFO; Stuart Stables, MD Northern Europe; John Baysore, president & CEO Dematic; Jeff Moss, executive vice president Dematic International.